Microsoft has rolled out another insider preview build with which an exciting feature has come to the forefront. Yes, you can now send as well as receive a text message from/on a Windows 10 PC. Mobile and desktops are merging for sure. What we were able to do only on the desktop can now do on smartphones as well and what we could do on mobile like calling can now be done on the desktop.
The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14327 released for Insiders in the Fast ring now allows you to receive as well as send text messages from your Windows 10 PC. Would you like to try it? Here’s how to enable texting on a Windows 10 PC:
- Sign into your Microsoft account
- On your phone, turn on “Send texts on all my Windows devices”
- Now on your PC, choose the phone from which you would like your Windows 10 PC to send messages
- To choose the phone, go to Settings > Messaging App > “Send Messages Through > Choose the appropriate option
Texting via a Windows 10 PC is not all that has been introduced with the latest Insider Preview Build 14327. For mobile, Cortana has also got 3 more languages. Here are the new languages:
- Spanish (Mexico),
- Portuguese (Brazil), and
- French (Canada)
For the added languages, voice support has also been added. Gabe Aul, Corporate Vice President, Engineering Systems Team on the official Windows Blog mentioned that the “Skype integration in the Messaging app in this build of Windows 10 Mobile has been removed.” Why? “so Skype can streamline your experience, replacing the integration with the Skype UWP Preview app for mobile in an upcoming build.”
With the Insider Preview Build, Microsoft has also fixed some of the Windows 10 mobile issues like:
- Facebook Messenger, Transfer My Data, WeChat, and UC Browser failing to launch from all apps or the start
- Autocorrection logic has been updated
- Unresponsive screen and sudden collapse of Windows Hello while locking and unlocking of phone
- Tethering over Bluetooth not working
For a complete list of issues and fixes, click here.
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